Cocked & Loaded Patriotic Fun for Readers!

July Blog Hop

Welcome to another great blog hop! This one brought to you by two amazing bloggers of all things sexy, paranormal and just plain fabulous: Ronda of Queentutt’s World of Escapism and Nikki of Close Encounters of the Night Kind!

As an Army wife, it’s always a pleasure for me to be a part of events that honor our men and women who serve. Those in uniform and the families who support them give so much of themselves to preserve our freedoms here at home and to improve the lives of others around the world.

The Fourth of July is marked with all sorts of fond memories for me. I grew up with community parades, family and neighborhood picnics, concerts in the park, and of course the wonder and awe of stunning fireworks displays when night finally fell on those long summer days.

One of my favorite Fourths was the year we celebrated lakeside, where those huge bursts of sparkle and color shooting through the sky were reflected in the still water. It still brings a smile to my face. As does one of the Fourths when I was in the parade, wearing a floor-length formal during a hot spell almost as intense as the one sweeping the country this year.

What’s your favorite place or way to spend the Fourth of July?


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Live the adventure!

Regan Black paranormal romance author

33 Responses to Cocked & Loaded Patriotic Fun for Readers!

  1. Normally its getting together to watch the fireworks with BBQ. Didnt happen this year though due to the extreme heat and dryness that cancelled the fireworks.

  2. The whole family getting together, having a cookout then watching fireworks.

  3. I am always amazed by the big fireworks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Best way to celebrate is to be with family… having a wonderful and delicious BBQ! 😀

  5. My favorite thing about the 4th of July is of course the tradition of poping fireworks but mostly its because the family gathers and we BBQ and play games with the kids and now its my grandkids turn. It’s just such a joy for us all to get together and pig out on great food.

    Thank you so much for being apart of the hop
    Ronda Tutt

  6. Going to Grant Park in Chicago for the free concert and firewworks.

  7. After spending time with my family and eating lots of great food, the best thing to do is to sit and watch the fireworks display from the Rose Bowl.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. I spend the day with hubby and kids.


  9. Watching fireworks with my family.


  10. We cookout with family on the 4th of July.


  11. I don’t have a 4th of July traditions.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  12. A big family bbq with home made ice cream, then we walk over to our local high school for the fireworks show.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  13. When I was younger (a very long time ago) we used to stay over at my aunt’s house and each of the kids received a bag of firecrackers. I would have a blast with my cousins popping the firecrackers and just hanging out. Now we just stay home and watch tv.


  14. The 4th just isn’t the same if you don’t go to see the fireworks 😀
    Carin mawmom(@)

  15. Generally my family gets together for swimming and a cookout, then fireworks after dary.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  16. My favorite tradition is going to our local parade. It’s very hot and very long(2 hours!) but it’s so much fun and totally awesome!


  17. Normally my family would get together, have a BBQ, then put off fireworks that night. Apart from the fireworks, though, that didn’t happen this year. Maybe next year. 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  18. We spent the 4th together as a family, I have 8 kids so lets say it was LOUD! O ;pve s[emdomg the entire day just hanging out with the entire family. We always have a huge BBQ! Love the salads, BLT is my favorite!
    Thanks for the contest

  19. Thank you all for stopping by and sharing your comments! I’m sorry I couldn’t respond to each of you during this blog hop, I had my hands full with some family health issues that cropped up, but things have settled a bit now.

    Good luck to all of you and winners will be announced shortly.

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